Rumors and information leaks have created huge expectations around the Apple Watch Series 7. Several reports have suggested it will get a major redesign, improve battery life and a faster S7 chip that will make people forget about the lack of new sensors.
But during the “California Streaming” event, we discovered that the Apple Watch Series 7 is not at all like the rumors they suggested, which led to the disappointment of some Apple Watch fans. Here’s why you shouldn’t care so much about this “S” year of the Apple Watch.
Little context about update cycles
Before we dive into the Apple Watch, let’s talk about the iPhone. There are still people who upgrade to a new iPhone annually, but most users now wait two to three years to purchase a new phone. This is because Apple can’t change the design, improve its chip and cameras at once and every year. It’s been a long time since we reached the peak of smartphones, and it’s hard to move on every 12 months.
With the Apple Watch, the story is a little different simply because it’s still a new product. It’s more than six years old, and only half of this time Apple has discovered what the Apple Watch means: health and fitness.
There’s another important piece to add: Apple says every quarter that up to 70% of people who buy an Apple Watch are a new customer, which means there are still plenty of people buying a watch for the first time.
What’s more, people who already have an Apple Watch and want to upgrade to this year’s model probably have a three-year-old Series 4 or older.
Why is upgrading to the Apple Watch Series 7 a big deal?
It’s true that the Apple Watch Series 7 doesn’t bring new sensors compared to the Apple Watch Series 6, but let’s consider someone with the Series 4 or even the Series 3, which Apple still sells. Here are some benefits of this year’s model:
- Larger screen with Always-On technology, 70% brighter when your wrist is lowered compared to last year’s model;
- Up to 50% faster chip;
- Updated ECG sensor, blood oxygen sensor, drop detection;
- Up to twice as much storage space, with 32GB on the Wi-Fi model.
These are all amazing improvements for anyone who has owned an Apple Watch for at least three years.
Now, if you are thinking of new customers, they have more choices than ever. Three different Apple watches – although I would only recommend the 7 Series or SE – three different finishes, with aluminum, stainless steel and titanium, and lots of new straps.
New customers will also be able to experience the new watchOS system with features prepared to put your well-being first: focus mode, Mindfulness app, hand washing detection and more.
There’s also Apple Fitness + created specifically for Apple Watch owners, and this year it will expand to 15 new regions.
Apple Watch Series 7: a solid option for new customers
The question that remains a mystery is: when will Apple release the Apple Watch Series 7? With rumors already teasing the Apple Watch Series 8 and options for upcoming models, I think the Series 7 will be one of the models to be kept for a very long time.
With a larger screen, it is prepared for new watches, and with all the sensors presented in the 6 series, these owners of Apple watches will be able to easily monitor their exercises and joint health.
Did this comment help you change your mind about the Apple Watch Series 7? Are you planning to buy it? And if so, what model do you come from? Tell us in the comments section below.
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